Det hvite hus har bøyd av og godtar loven som forbyr tortur og nedverdigende behandling av fanger, i og utenfor Amerika.

The White House is reported to have reached agreement with Congress on a bill to ban torture or degrading treatment of foreign terror suspects.
A spokeswoman for Republican Senator John McCain, who proposed the bill, said a deal had been struck.

NRK har i hele dag meldt at selv om Representantenes hus stemte for torturforbud, ville Det hvite hus nedlegge veto.

Det var under et personlig møte mellom McCain og Bush at presidenten oppga motstanden.

«We’ve sent a message to the world that the United States is not like the terrorists,» McCain said Thursday. «We have no grief for them, but what we are is a nation that upholds values and standards of behaviour and treatment of all people, no matter how evil or bad they are.»
«Now we can move forward and make sure that the whole world knows that, as the President has stated many times, that we do not practise cruel, inhuman treatment or torture,» said McCain.
He said his legislation would help the U.S. «enormously in winning the war for the hearts and minds of people throughout the world in the war on terror».(dpa)

White House ‘agrees torture ban’

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